Carlos Danger

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  1. Carlos Danger

    Colts now 7th in the playoff race

    In my mind, Indy are the favorites for that 6th spot. I realize that Baltimore has the tie breaker atm, but they still have to play the Falcons, Chargers, and Chiefs... If the Colts take care of business, they will make the playoffs.
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    Colts playoff chance thread

    I'd be thrilled for Indy to sneak into the playoffs. It would be icing the cake in a really encouraging season. I'll keep rooting for the Jets to lose and give us a high 2nd rounder, but that's as far as my draft thoughts ever go when the Colts are still mathematically viable. I know its still early to make any real judgements, but all signs point to Reich being a perfect fit with #12. I still expect improvement this season, not to mention next year. Playoffs or no, it feels like the precipice of something truly special here. I don't mind saying it (despite the fact that I'm 100% sure that I said the exact same thing in year 1 of the Grigson/Pagano era). Irsay might get his "multiple Lombardi(s)" yet. Might as well work on #1 this year while its still a possibility.
  3. Carlos Danger

    Kemoko Turay dedication

    Sounds promising... If he has juice as a rookie, I think that he and Sheard can make a very dynamic 3rd down duo. Nobody (outside of the QB) will consistently affect game outcomes as often as a stud pass rusher. If Turay can become a consistent double-digit sack type of player, I can see how that can go a long way toward "making" Ballard as a GM. He would, obviously, have to have a couple more good bounces as well. I'd love to see Basham make a jump this season, too, despite his relatively poor rookie season and off-season.
  4. Carlos Danger

    Bengals score predictions.

    Probably not a bad prediction, but I can't help but to think about how disappointing Cincy is every season, especially on offense. Their roster has been looking stacked for seasons on end, but they seem to fall flat. Also, for as deep as they seem to be, our bottom roster guys dominated theirs in that last preseason game... I mean, just physically... had it not been for mistakes, that (admittedly meaningless) game would have been a a whistle to whistle blowout. That isn't to say that I'm super confident that Indy wins this one, just that i'll be surprised if the Bengals score 34, really.
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    The list of Colts potentials that never panned out

    T.J. GREEN!.... If he doesn't really build upon the (modest) improvement he showed last season, he will fit perfectly on a list like this.
  6. Carlos Danger

    The "Slauson Effect"

    I'm really happy about the (apparent) depth along the OL going into this season... We have so many young, talented guys, that it will be a bit of a let down (for me) if Slauson gets a starting spot. That being said, I am really impressed that Ballard has gotten us into a position where our fall back options are as good as Slauson and Howard. I would love to see Smith and Clark win the spots on the right side, but, of course, I want to see the best 5 out there every week.
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    Robert Turbin Suspended 4 Games

    This isn't good news, but at least it's only 4 games... My guess is that Wilkins sees more PT as a result. Not that he does what Turbin does, just that he is a bit bigger than NH and MM...
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    Andrew Luck is throwing a football

    Yay! I'll let others bring the rational skepticism to the table... I'm in Irsay "multiple Lombardis" mode, right now.
  9. I'm a homer, admittedly, I always look for reasons to be optimistic about the Colts during the off-season, so you can take my opinions with a grain of salt. That being said, I'm not overly worried about the LB spots this season. Walker was on his way to being the exact dude that our DC has been talking about (fast, instinctual, able to affect the pass) before gaining weight and getting injured. I think it's clear that he realizes this and the team does as well. I expect good things for him. Leonard looks like that kind of player right out of the box. He was picked near the top of the 2nd round because he's the prototype LB that Eberflus wants to put on the field and Eberflus knows LBs. Both 7th rounders really had nice highlight reels (fwiw) and it would be a big boon to the rebuild if either developed into starter material. There are also a couple of intriguing UDFAs where the same principle applies, even decent depth level development would be a very good sign from one or more of these guys. The other thing (and I know that some here will strongly disagree) is that Morrison simply isn't as awful as many think. It is true that he has been noticeably slow to react at times and has been abused in coverage on occasion, but he can make a serviceable SAM, imo. He is slow, but made all the tackles that were in front of him, ftmp. I know that tackle totals are not an extremely telling stat, but he still made a ton of them. This, while playing in a scheme that gave a player like him too many responsibilities... Also, he was inexperienced and can still improve. Part of why he looked so slow had to do with indecision, an issue for many young players. His decision making should improve, given all we had previously heard about his football IQ (again fwiw)... add that to the character and leadership qualities that the coaches used to rave about and you have a guy who I will give the benefit of the doubt going into the season (if he makes the roster). I think it's an interesting group of LBs, at least. I wouldn't expect greatness from this group, but, it will excite me if we can pin down two of those starting spots and a couple backup jobs for the foreseeable future with the players we already have in the fold. Of course, it doesn't take much to excite me in late May, though.
  10. I wouldn't take him now, for sure. He has some serious issues.... I won't speculate over whether it might be mental illness, CTE, or drug abuse, but he definitely has an issue that will need to be addressed before a team will/should sign him. I've read the phrase "basket case" on this forum with regard to many players and potential FA signings. In most cases, I've agreed that the player isn't a good culture/locker room fit. Incognito is the absolute epitome of those sentiments, though. Regardless of what his actual issues are, no team has been able to help curb them and they have gotten progressively worse. Medical intervention is likely in order at this point. More hits to the head is not what he would appear to need at this stage of his life... not to mention the internal medical issues he has been facing with his liver and kidneys. I don't think any GM will touch this dude with a 10 ft. pole... Not this season, and probably not ever again.
  11. Carlos Danger

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    To clarify my position as has been stated in another thread... I like the kneeling. I'm a big Ali fan, if that helps... Despite that, I believe in an organization's right to restrict some behaviors of individuals while at work... I don't disagree with the NFL's new policy, although I'll be a fan of the first player that violates it. The NFL should have the authority to discipline whoever it is.
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    Kneeling and penalty

    Not a fan of that idea... I actually like it when athletes use their celebrity to draw attention to the important issues of our time. Now, If the NFL wants to take away a draft pick from Houston because of that ridiculous stunt with Mike Pence, I'd be all for it. That was a disgrace.
  13. Carlos Danger

    Frank Reich Mic’d Up

    Oh, I definitely wasn't personally offended... I was merely bringing it up conversationally. It has been pointed out that I was likely wrong in my assumption about the phrase. I was told at some point that it was a term used by the handlers of indentured railroad workers... After looking it up, it seems to be more like how you explained it in your reply. I've never been personally offended by anything I've read on this forum, although I have vehemently disagreed with some posters on occasion... I just have a passing interest in linguistics, really. Please don't feel like you'd have to censor yourself on my account... I wasn't trying to imply that you were being offensive in any way, only that it was strange to hear the coach say something that I had been (falsely, apparently) led to believe was racially insensitive...
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    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    I'm down for B.B. in this scheme, assuming it's not another 1 year deal (doubt he would sign one, anyway). If I'm in Ballard's shoes, I wouldn't think twice before giving him 3 years at 8mil. per season... Assuming medical checks out on that foot... The kid can play... My guess is that Desir would be competing with Hairston for the 2018 nickel spot if we signed Breeland.
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    Colts sign S Michael Cirino, release CB Kenneth Acker

    Cirino looks/sounds like a good fit for the D if he can actually play at an NFL level. I get that he's a hybrid type, but we really shouldn't be surprised to see Ballard trying to add a capable FS in lieu of Hooker's injury. I don't think the staff knows whether he will miss games or not. He certainly isn't sure himself, judging by his tweet. I think that adding Boston or Reid might be the best insurance... No need to rush Malik and risk further injury. I won't fault Ballard, though, if he saves the cap space and goes with a young guy at that spot, especially if Hooker seems to be in line to get back into the lineup before week 4 or so.